Using the Whole Body Control online planner with TIAGo robot

Planning high-level tasks online and forgetting about controlling or commanding each and every motor: this is what enables our customization of the Whole Body Control concept (developed by N. Mansard, O. Stasse, P. Evrard, and A. Kheddar) when coding robot applications. We are sure Whole Body Control is the future: robots with a high amount [...]

By | 2019-02-07T11:36:50+00:00 February 7th, 2019|Articles|

Stock-Taking Robots for a smart Inventory Management

As 2019 begins, new retail trends make it to the retailers’ ears, and robotics in retail is surely the one with the clearest applications that can be implemented right away. Robotics in retail can solve problems that required too many resources to tackle properly up to now, the most relevant being stock-taking. While Stock Management is at [...]

By | 2019-01-14T15:40:34+00:00 January 3rd, 2019|Articles|

See you at ICT 2018 in Vienna!

Meet PAL Robotics at the ICT 2018 Conference held in Vienna (Austria) from the 4th to the 6th of December. ICT 2018 is the highlighted conference for discussing how companies and institutions can push the digital transformation of Europe, and put in common perspectives and interests. Robotics and Artificial Intelligence have a decisive role in [...]

By | 2018-12-03T10:44:58+00:00 December 3rd, 2018|Events|

World Robot Summit with TIAGo robot: from cleaning toilets to interacting with customers

TIAGo robot keeps increasing its multitasking skills more and more! This time, Team Homer (University of Koblenz-Landau) participated in the World Robot Summit Future Convenience Store Challenge in Japan with a TIAGo. The WRS differs from other competitions they usually take part in, such as ERL or the RoboCup. Still, Team Homer won the Third place [...]

By | 2018-11-22T11:18:04+00:00 November 22nd, 2018|Articles|

TALOS humanoid joins the RoboHub family at University of Waterloo!

Last week, the University of Waterloo inaugurated the E7 Engineering building, which has an impressive RoboHub with a big family of robots... Amongst which, you can find TALOS! The 32-DoF humanoid robot has joined the RoboHub family, and showed its manipulation skills during the Grand Opening. We had the opportunity to speak with Professor Kulic and Professor Melek about [...]

By | 2018-11-07T17:21:11+00:00 November 7th, 2018|Articles|

TIAGo robot multitasking at the IROS Mobile Manipulation Hackathon

One TIAGo robot, six teams, and 24 hours: the IROS 2018 Mobile Manipulation Hackathon (MMH) was exciting and challenging at the same time, and gathered a lot of attention! Every afternoon two of the six selected teams showed all they could program into the TIAGo robot in record time. The results are impressive: TIAGo robot [...]

By | 2018-11-13T11:24:43+00:00 October 29th, 2018|Articles|

PAL Robotics is sponsoring the new ERL SciRoc Challenge!

The European Robotics League 2018/2019 season comes with lots of news! One is that the ERL Consumer League benchmark tasks (TBMs) have evolved with respect to the previous edition. Another big news to remark is that a new challenge joins the ERL: the first Smart Cities Robotics Challenge (SciRoc)! PAL Robotics is proud to announce [...]

By | 2018-10-29T13:47:40+00:00 October 24th, 2018|Articles|

An extraordinary IROS 2018: Highlights on the major Conference in robotics

A record-breaking IROS 2018 just took place in Madrid! Over 4,000 attendees participated in the conference, explored the exhibition, enjoyed the social events, and challenged themselves during multiple competitions. As Platinum Sponsors, at PAL Robotics we traveled with 19 robots to take part in several activities, including a TIAGo flamenco dance during the Banquet! Did [...]

By | 2018-11-06T12:12:58+00:00 October 15th, 2018|Events|

Warming up for IROS 2018: A forecast of what you will experience in Madrid

IROS 2018 is coming to Spain! The worldwide specialists of robotics are off to Madrid’s Municipal Conference Centre, from the 1st to the 5th of October. This is a special IROS for PAL Robotics, Platinum Sponsors of the conference: one of the reasons is that the distinguished conference takes place in our country. Besides, the Conference [...]

By | 2018-09-10T13:56:12+00:00 September 10th, 2018|Events|